CONNECT 2022 - Creating Impact for Naturopathic Peer-reviewed Publications: CAND Journal 2018-2022 | Marianne Trevorrow, MA, ND




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It’s been 30 years since the publication of the McMaster Evidence-Based Medicine Working group’s article in JAMA promoting the use of evidence from clinical research as a basis for clinical decision making. (1) In the intervening period, the naturopathic medical community has been challenged to consider the place research and/or traditional, complementary, or Indigenous medicine might have in guiding naturopathic clinical decision making, particularly as this period has also seen expansion of naturopathic scope and uptake in many regulated US States and Canadian provinces.
Naturopathic publications such as the CAND’s journal CANDJ (previously the Vital Link) have had their own, parallel evolution, starting with the adoption of scientific, evidence-based submission guidelines, blinded peer-review and competing interest standards, and finalizing with the digital transition of CANDJ to an Open Journal Systems digital platform, completed in mid-2021. During this process, we have also been challenged to adapt conventional scientific citation and publication standards with the inclusion of Traditional & Complementary Medical (T&CM) knowledge, including the work of Indigenous Elders and Knowledge Keepers. Along these lines, we are about to implement specific editorial policies around Indigenous authorship and knowledge (in consultation with several North American Indigenous ND leadership colleagues) that we believe should promote more conscious use of traditional Indigenous medical knowledge and practices in naturopathic publications generally.
This session will discuss the process of building a distinctly naturopathic scientific publishing infrastructure at CANDJ what our successes and challenges have been, and how building these platforms are crucial to building an evidence-base for naturopathic therapeutics and the growth of naturopathic medicine as a trusted health care profession, both in North America and internationally.
1 Guyatt G et al. Evidence-Based Medicine: A New Approach to Teaching the Practice of Medicine. JAMA 268(17):2420-2425. Doi:10.1001/jama.1992.03490170092032
Marianne Trevorrow, MA ND is the current editor-in-chief of CAND Journal, the official digital journal of the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors. She has been involved in scholarly publishing for over 30 years, previously in the social sciences, then in naturopathic publishing, after graduating from Bastyr University in 2006 with her ND, and serving as an Assistant Research Investigator at the Bastyr Research Center. A former managing editor of NDNR, she has served as Associate Editor of Vital Link (the previous CAND journal iteration) since 2009, and was appointed Editor in Chief in 2018. Since that time, she has overseen the transition of Vital Link to an indexed, peer-reviewed online journal, accomplished in 2021. She was previously the recipient of the first CAND Vital Link award in 2013, for her contributions to the journal.
Dr. Trevorrow also currently serves as Faculty at the Institute for HealthCare Communication in Connecticut, USA, where she facilitates courses on clinical communication to other health care providers in the Eastern Ontario Health Network. She also has a private practice in Ottawa with Femade, a clinic that focuses on complex pain and fertility concerns in identified women and non-binary people.
**This presentation is worth 1 Category 1 CE credit for Washington NDs.**
Originally presented October 14, 2022, at WANP's CONNECT 2022 conference.